This is a discussion on Ikea asked customer to leave firearm in car, knowing he was a LEO within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Store Ignores Obvious Signs, Goes Overboard With Its Anti-Gun Policy...
As an LEO and Retired LEO, I have had this experience a few times. I would rarely 'flash-my-badge' on personal time if I am just a customer.
It is preferable to me to just take my business elsewhere.
Then, my wife, family, neighbors, co-workers, friends, various I-net forums and acquaintances would hear about the awful, rude manner in which I was treated.
Often, I would not even mention it was gun related.
Retired State Trooper (40 long years) 8 years State Range Instructor - BS Degree- Justice, MS Degree- Criminology
All forms of Gun Control are Unconstitutional / Illegal and beyond the scope of the US. Supreme Court.
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one"- Luke 22:36
Wonder if the store is getting robbed he will tell the responding police the same thing???
I don't understand how it's possible for the security guy to be that dumb.
"Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of the way... The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way."
I'd tellem good luck defending your store w/ frozen meatballs and flat pack furniture made out of saw dust.
That is bull poop, the police CHIEF was in uniform. IKEA is putting out misinfo for damage control.
Just another wonderful day here in the People's Republic.
The store is in College Park, the LEO is from Takoma Park, journalism at it's finest.....
What do you expect from a Swedish company? Maybe that is too much to expect from the country of the Nobel Prize?
Idiocy at it's finest.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. ― The Journals of Kierkegaard
He knew he was an officer, the article says the cop was in uniform. IKEA needs to fire this employee, god only knows what bad decisions he has made that they just are not aware of.
Hm. Logical and rational reason why it doesn't work for anybody.Originally Posted by From the article
What's good for the goose is good for the gander. IKEA's best interests are served with no armed citizens on premises? They'll be equally "well served" without any armed police on premises.
I have never been in an IKEA. I see no change in the future.
I don't always have nothing to say, but when I do, I post it on Facebook.
I'm just a spoke in the wheel but not a big deal.
America...a Constitutional Republic. NOT a democracy as the liberals would have us believe.
Give me Liberty or give me BACON!!!
You know that look women give you when they want some sugar? Me neither
Dont think the 2A says anything about LEO being any different than a citizen. yep this was stupid but no stupider than the weapons free policy. And wonder if said Police Chief will be as quick to defend a citizens right to do what a 2 inch piece of metal on his chest allows him to do while shopping???
" It is sad governments are chief'ed by the double tongues." quote Ten Bears Movie Outlaw Josie Wales